Poverty is a hard heritage; but those who trust in the LORD are made rich by faith.
They know that
they are not forgotten of God, and though it may seem that they are
overlooked in His providential distribution of good things, they look
for a time when all this shall be righted.
Lazarus will not always lie
among the dogs at the rich man's gate, but he will have his recompense
in Abraham's bosom.
Even now the LORD remembers His poor but precious
sons, "I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinketh upon me," said one of
old, and it is even so.
The godly poor have great expectations.
expect the LORD to provide them all things necessary for this life and
They expect to see things working for their good;
to have all the closer fellowship with their LORD, who had not where to
lay His head;
They expect His second advent and to share its glory.
This expectation cannot perish, for it is laid up in Christ Jesus, who
liveth forever, and because He lives, it shall live also.
The poor saint
singeth many a song which the rich sinner cannot understand.
let us, when we have short commons below, think of the royal table